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PA3802: MECHANISMS OF DISEASE AND PRINCIPLES OF CHEMOTHERAPY (2017-2018)

Last modified: 26 Feb 2018 19:23


Course Overview

  • by understanding the process of a disease we can find ways of both treating it and/or preventing it;
  • this course uses the examples of cancer, infectious disease and inflammatory disease to illustrate this;
  • the factors leading to or causing the disease will be described;
  • using this knowledge the way in which the drugs used to treat the disease work will be discussed;
  • problems that arise from drug treatment such as drug resistance will also be covered

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Ian Fleming

Qualification Prerequisites

  • [$3][$4]

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of BI20M3 Molecular Biology of the Gene (Passed) or BI25M6 Energy for Life (Passed) or BI25M7 Energy for Life (Passed)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

A series of lectures covering cancer, immunology, antiviral and antimicrobial agents, cancer pathology and genetics.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Biomedical Sciences (Molecular Biol)
  • BSc Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacology)
  • BSc Immunology
  • BSc Immunology & Pharmacology (Biobus)
  • BSc Immunology (Biobusiness)
  • BSc Immunology and Pharmacology
  • BSc Pharmacology
  • BSc Pharmacology (Biobusiness)
  • BSc in Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacology & Biobusiness)
  • Bsc In Biomedical Sciences (Molecular & Biobusiness)
  • Bsc In Immunology And Pharmacology (Biobusiness)
  • MSci Immunology with Industrial Placement
  • MSci Pharmacology with Industrial Placement
  • MSci in Biomedical Science (Molecular Biol) with Ind Plac't
  • MSci in Biomedical Science (Pharmacology) with Ind'l Pla'mnt
  • MSci in Immunology and Pharmacology with Indust'l Placement
  • Master In Science In Immunology (Bio Bus) With Ind Pla
  • Master In Science In Pharmacology (Bio Bus) With Ind Pla
  • Msci In Biomedical Sciences (Molecular Bio& Biobus) With Ip
  • Msci In Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacology & Bio Bus) With Ip

Contact Teaching Time

32 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 one and a half hour essay examination (70%) and in-course assessment (30%). Continuous assessment comprises: 1 laboratory report, 1 presentation, 1 essay. Resit: 1 one and a half hour essay examination (70%) and previous continuous assessment (30%).

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

- Practical reports and essays will be marked with written comments. - Tutorial sessions will provide feedback on course content. - Students are given general feedback on performance during PRS revision sessions.

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